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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec13Post.mp4 Some jokes are funny and hit you very quickly. These are the playground joked we've all heard as kids. Short riddles, that have something called a "phonetic ambiguity" in the answer. What did the beach say when the tide came in? Long time no sea/long time no see. These are best when heard, and not read. Since you hear the two meanings at once. It takes very little brain energy to understand the joke. This is why they are considered "cute" and more for kids. If you tried to tell this joke at a party hoping to impress a bunch of investors, it would not work. There are some jokes that are a little more stretched out. The kind that take a little bit more brain power to understand. Still based on a kind of linguistic ambiguity. Like the famous Groucho Marx joke: Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know. Because the joke requires you go back in time slightly and recalibrate your understanding of the phrase, "in my pajamas," it's a slightly more "grownup" kind of humor. Much longer jokes are based on a continuous "funny feeling" in your brain. Well written comedies, for example, have a kind of low level comedy energy throughout. This is very hard to do. For every one comedy that keeps you in stitches, there are many more that are pretty lame. You can do the same thing with compliments. You can use the easy to think, easy to say, and easy to understand compliments. These are the kind that pretty much everybody uses. Nice shoes. Wow, you're really pretty! You have gorgeous eyes! But you can also give compliments just like you can give humor. Humor is for anybody within earshot. Compliments are directed at somebody. So the more effort you make in your compliment, the more they'll resonate in your target. The more personal your compliments are, the more they'll feel them on a much deeper level. These types of compliments can't be memorized. But they also send a much more powerful message to the receiver. That you see BEYOND what everybody else sees. Everybody can easily see, and appreciate their eyes, shoes, etc. But few are willing to take the time to really SEE them. The more effort you put in to noticing something about them, the more they'll appreciate you. Even better if you see something that falls under three important categories. One, is it is something they LIKE about themselves. Two, it is something nobody else has noticed. Three, it is something that makes them unique in some way. Hit all three, and they will NEVER forget you. Ever. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/cold-reading/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov09Post.mp4 Acting is an interesting job. Every year, tens of thousands of young people move to Hollywood. And many more have that as a dream. Why is a job as an actor so compelling? For one, it brings a ton of fame. Being famous is very, very compelling. You get tons of money. And you have tons of choice when it comes to romantic and sexual opportunities. But even deeper, being famous is like a drug. It's one thing for a couple people to look at you and give you positive attention. But having thousands of fans screaming how much they love you? That is a drug like no other. And the way to get that SEEMS easy. Acting is one thing that doesn't SEEM to require any kind of technical training. Plenty of actors were discovered while doing other things. The idea of memorizing some lines, and then saying them correctly sounds very easy. So from a deep, instinctive standpoint, the job of being an actor feels VERY compelling. You don't have to do very much. And you GET pretty much everything you could ever want. It's one thing to spend years in school learning some really hard STEM subject, only to make $50K a year. But memorize some easy to say lines, and get paid a few million? AND be adored by millions of people? That is a dream job! But here's the thing. Many actors absolutely SUCK. Watch any lame streaming movie and it will be filled with no-name actors that can't act to save their lives. The MAIN skill of being an actor is being CONGRUENT. Of saying something that's NOT TRUE but saying it so it's believable. Groucho Marx talked about this. He said that the most important thing is sincerity. And if you can FAKE that, you've got it made! This is essentially the core skill that most top notch actors have. Of being able to FAKE sincerity. Of saying something that is not true, yet having a very STRONG and BELIEVABLE frame. Even if you don't want to be an actor, having a strong frame will make EVERYTHING easier. If you are in a social setting, having the strongest frame will make you the most attractive. If you are applying for a job, having the strongest frame will make you stand out the most. In nearly every case where technical skills are NOT required, having a strong frame is BETTER than having a weak frame. How do you BUILD a strong frame? Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/verbal-assassin/
Expanding conversational skills can leading to growing social circles. And if you are going to grow your social circles, you'll need a place to keep them. The thing about social circles is that most people have NO IDEA how big they can get. Which means if you have a small one to start off with, you might need to switch to a bigger container. And interesting thing about expanding social circles is they can lead unexpected opportunities. Of course, unexpected opportunities differ from expected opportunities. Expected opportunities tend to turn out differently than we think, which makes them unexpected but in a different way. Compared to your normal, run of the mill unexpected opportunities which just normally pop up when you least expect them. Which isn't really that normal. Since being normal is only doing what is expected. Of course if you ONLY do what is expected, that presupposes there's a group of people out there who have a bunch of expectations. Kind of selfish of them to hog all the expectations. You'd think they'd share some of them with the rest of us. Then we could ALL have some expectations. Then we might get together and trade expectations like baseball cards. And then you might get some expectations that might not be worth much in their rookie year. But then they might turn out to be a super star. And THOSE expectations might turn out to be worth a pretty penny! I once knew a girl named Penny, but she wasn't pretty. I mean she was cute, but I wouldn't go so far as to call her pretty. I didn't really EVER have to go very far, since she lived next door. Next door neighbors can be a mixed blessing. Of course, mixing blessings CAN be dangerous. Kind of like in chemistry class. When our teacher specifically told us to NOT mix two jars of chemicals. Me, being the kid I was, decided to mix them just to see what the big deal was. What happened was I got kicked out of chemistry class. Not the reaction I was expecting. I was expecting AT LEAST some smoke or something. Maybe an explosion. Developing an explosive sense of humor can REALLY help you be a hit at parties. Or anywhere you WANT a party to be. Some people ONLY go where previously planned parties are expected to happen. Other people have learned how to MAKE parties happen. Anywhere they happen to be. Which can be YOU if you play your cards right. Of course, you don't really need cards. Just your brain. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/party-hero/